Kaohsiung International Airport information
Kaohsiung International Airport - also known as Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport - serves Taiwan’s seaport city, Kaohsiung. Located in the southwestern part of the Taiwan island, Kaohsiung is the second-largest city in Taiwan (after Taipei) and a bustling maritime hub. Kaohsiung International is also the island’s second busiest airport, with 2 passenger terminals handling about 6 million air travellers annually.
Flights to Kaohsiung International Airport
The air facility has been operational since 1942 and is served by a myriad of Asian airlines like Vietnam Airlines, EVA Air, Japan Airlines and AirAsia, and. As such, there are many direct flights into Kaohsiung. From Singapore, you can fly directly in with either Scoot or China Airlines.
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Kaohsiung International Airport is located around 9km from the city centre of Kaohsiung. To get from the airport to the city, travellers can make use of the Kaohsiung MRT, which is located within the airport terminal itself. A train ride to Kaohsiung city should take about 15-20 minutes, at a fare of around SGD$1-2.5. Otherwise, a taxi to the city would cost about SGD$13.89.
What to see and do
Though Kaohsiung used to be considered an industrial rather than a tourism hub of Taiwan, the city’s attractions are slowly becoming recognised by travellers. With its mild, comfortable climate, proximity to the ocean, scenic beauty and numerous lakes and rivers, Kaohsiung has plenty to offer for a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Be sure to visit the iconic Love River, a pretty waterway that cuts right across the urban district. Banked by green shrubbery and lit up with coloured lights at night, the Love River is a fantastic place for a quick jog or evening stroll with a loved one. If not, you can also enjoy a quiet cuppa at one of the many hip cafes that have sprung up along the river banks.
Night markets are a great place to experience Taiwanese food and culture. As such, it is understandably one of Taiwan’s biggest attractions, for locals and tourist alike. The Liuhe night market in Kaohsiung is one of the most popular in Taiwan. It opens daily from 6pm and is easily accessible by MRT. Be sure to try one of the many seafood stands where you can pick out fresh seafood yourself.
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